Company: Sling Studio
Wrap name: Candy Floss
Blend: 50% cotton 50% tussah silk
Size: 6, 4.6m
Price point: Med-High
Finally, I got ahold of more silk! Since trying this woven that was so graciously lent to me by a sweet babywearing friend, I have decided that silk is one of my favorite blends. This wrap is so pleasing to the eye, whether it be the soft pastel colors, the falling feathers print, or the amazing textured look, this wrap did not disappoint. Sling Studio has had an uproar in popularity over the last year, and I can see why. It is hard to even score an invoice to be able to buy from this company these days, just to give you an idea of them popularity wise. This particular blend, with tussah silk, is one of the companies most lusted over by babywearers around the world.
This wrap is incredibly soft to the touch. It feels light, thin and soapy at the first feel. It has a very beautiful texture on the right side and a sheen to it on the wrong side. I love either side and feel like the photo below of this reinforced kangaroo carry shows both sides so beautifully.
The first carry I tried with Candy Floss was the Robins Hip Carry. It’s a carry I have been loving lately as my girl grows. She likes sitting on my hip, just as I would naturally carry her around the house in this position. While completing this carry I enjoyed the lightness of throwing the rail over my shoulder and found tightening to be pretty effortless.
Next I brought this wrap out into some local scenery to take some photos and try a few more carries. To me this wrap is soft and girly, and I felt it needed to be out with the water, and in nature. I completed a trusty rucksack carry, the true test on how a wrap feels on your shoulders. I was pleasantly surprised by the comfort. I will admit I had reservations on rucking with it only due to the thinness of this woven, normally an indicator for me of feeling not very supportive and gentle on my somewhat picky shoulders. I walked in a ruck for over 30 minutes with no discomfort. The passes glided so effortlessly and it held in place fairly well. I did do one readjustment eventually to a Tibetan tie off.
Next I competed a kangaroo carry with a shoulder flip. My baby was fussing a bit at this point due to getting sleepy, so my shoulder flips are a little loose and sloppy.
I was able to host this gorgeous wrap for one week and over that time we did a few more carries like a half Jordan’s and double hammock. The chest pass was amazing on the double hammock, one of the best I’ve ever done. I don’t think I can take credit for the great tightening of that chestpass, as much as I would say how easily this wrap moulded to me. It glides so easily and showed great support with my 18 lb wrapee with the ever so supportive double hammock carry.
I really enjoyed hosting this Sling Studio wrap and hope I get to try more from this company. Sling Studio has also moved to putting out a lower budget woven with the tussah silk blend. The lower budget woven has a 25% tussah blend vs the 50% in this Candy Floss. I’d be curious to see how the wrap qualities compare between the two wraps. A big thank you goes out to my friend Shelley for letting me host this wrap.